Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September
RYA Assistant Instructor course.
The course is for members who wish to become involved in the training. Ideally you should be a competent helm. In addition to this we will need RYA PB2 and RYA First Aid or equivalent, these skills helps but is not essential. Hopefully this will be a stepping stone to become a Dinghy Instructor in due course.
The two day course, covers the teaching program and the role of the instructor levels and responsibilities with land drills, rigging launching and recovery.
We currently have four members on this course
Saturday 14th September
RYA 8 hour first Aid Course
We currently we have 8 members booked on this course, the course fee is £10 – this covers the booklet and certificate, which the RYA provide.
If you are interested in these courses, please email via Training@ email address
The Saturday Crew has announced that this weeks Social Sailing is going ahead. Bring Paddleboards etc or sit on kayaks and enjoy the scenic views of the lake.
Due to the low water level and weed, the available sailing area will be reduced but we plan to open from 10:00am to 4:00pm as per usual.
Current forecast is for 10 to 16 mph westerly breeze with warm slightly overcast conditions. Hopefully you can find time to join us
Success for MSC sailors at the club’s recent Moth Open! Four MSC sailors and four visitors took to the water for three back-to-back races in extreme Moth conditions – lots of wind and half rudder! Moth virgin Sasha looked as if he had been sailing the class for years, making for a tight competition
between himself and visitors Toby and Tim. Despite the conditions, and a failure of the outhaul, he prevailed in the last race. Sasha was overall champion, with Toby second, Tim third. Jenni, also from MSC, was Ladies champion.
Sacha is the first MSC helm to win this trophy being previously only been won by ex National Champions
Maidenhead Open on Saturday 20th July. MSC have a number of RYA qualified race coaches and we have available the use of at least one of them. This is available FoC to those who have entered for the open. Club members with a similar PY to that of the Moth may also take part in this coaching. At present there is one spare boat available for anyone to enter the open. There will be no need to be a member of t he BMBA to enter the racing on this day.
We would like to try using RaceQS to track the racing. This is an App that can be loaded onto a phone which is then uploaded to the web with similar boats in the same location, and can be viewed at a later date.
Gates Open 10:00am
Race Coaching available from 11:30am
Registration from 2:00pm
First Race 3:00pm with second race back to back
Short break followed by third race
BBQ included in entry price after racing
Camping on site
Entry Fee: £15.00. Non sailors: £5.00 per head (for BBQ)
Prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd place
1st boat sail number under 800
With our Laser open meeting looming on the horizon the NOR is now available here.
Please note non class Association equipment may be used, so there is no reason why club members cannot participate
Bacon Butties early 50p. Sign on at 9:30am, Briefing 10:15, 1st Race 11:00am. Lunch , coffee / tea and cake included in entry price
We are delighted to announce this years OPEN DAY will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2017. It will run from 12 noon until 4pm. The club will be open to everyone with all the usual Open Day fun.
Mark your calendars, tell your friends and ask them to broadcast our Open Day to as many people as possible. Remember this is our one Open Day of the year and where we gain the majority of our new members.
We're hoping this year will be another fantastic Open Day.
New modern Club Solo available for sailing.
MSC has purchased Solo 4444 to improve it's fleet of available boats to hire.
The Solo is a single handed dinghy suitable for casual sailing as well as racing and is available with all of our other boats on Thursday Evenings, Saturday or Sunday. The boat is more comfortable and roomy than say,a Laser, with less chance of getting wet, so a good boat to try for the less experienced or new sailor.
Attached Photo of Solo 4444.
Last year we carried out a number of informal coaching sessions and these are going to start again . THe preliminary plan is below
May 12th Setting up boats
May 26 Boat handling and Basic skills
June 9th Race Starts
June 23rd Mark Rounding
July 7th Speed controls and coming along side
July 21 Sailing the beat